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Forum: Face plant Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By RZRob
It's the risk we all take. I wonder if they cited...

It's the risk we all take. I wonder if they cited the guy for being on his phone. He obviously wasn't paying attention.

Get well soon. Glad to read you're up and posting so soon. Hey look, you...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,328
Posted By RZRob
Wow, suspenseful. I wanna go. Cool pics. RZ...

Wow, suspenseful. I wanna go. Cool pics.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
When I worked at a Honda Dealer in the late '80s...

When I worked at a Honda Dealer in the late '80s I remember the warehouse uncovering a corner full of VF1000Rs that fell out of FIFO rotation. Would love to have gotten one of those.

RZ Rob...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-02-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 537,471
Posted By RZRob
New Kid

Hey folks, I'm a newbie to Orange. I really like my bike. I scored a 2014 Adventure R with just 1K miles and lots of upgrades.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Go find a Keihin off a Honda 450R and problem...

Go find a Keihin off a Honda 450R and problem solved.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Bathing suit isn't necessary. Save the money. :D...

Bathing suit isn't necessary. Save the money. :D

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Softer RZ Rob

Softer

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Spray it clear. It'll look brand new...:huh ...

Spray it clear. It'll look brand new...:huh

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
So a few years ago I was out riding near Red...

So a few years ago I was out riding near Red Mountain on my 450R and at the Husky Monument we met this cool old man that turned out to be the father of Gary Jones - 4X World Motocross Champion. We...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Yes the Daytona was a 79 and had a unique tank...

Yes the Daytona was a 79 and had a unique tank and tail section (among other things).

As for registration, like most other laws were only for people that paid taxes etc..

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Got to love that kick starter, shifter, brake...

Got to love that kick starter, shifter, brake combo. Where Bass-ackwards originated.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Is that a '78 or a Daytona Special ('79). It's...

Is that a '78 or a Daytona Special ('79). It's been so long I can't remember anymore. I had tons of those back in the day.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Ah the first of the reed valve bikes (Torque...

Ah the first of the reed valve bikes (Torque Induction). Is that a '74 maybe? The reed bikes were a notable inprovement over the R5s.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
That was a good test. I guess my XJ1100 Cam...

That was a good test. I guess my XJ1100 Cam Chain Tensioner O-Ring got shipped from the same location :huh- which means my XRL Oil Pump O-Ring is still on the way.

Good job Steve.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
OK, for you we'll make it a little harder: Name...

OK, for you we'll make it a little harder: Name the material composition of each item?

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Let's Play a Game?

What specifically are these 3 items that the mailman delivered today?

RZ Rob
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/rzrob/XR%20ETC/47618D5E-1C93-4FD3-AC29-828AC3F59911_zpsg28vhjme.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Thanks DonutMan. I'm just sharing my personal...

Thanks DonutMan. I'm just sharing my personal experience. Had the same issues as you speak of. BTW, Had to do some riding with a small backpack, and that box was in the way - even as far back as it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Yes and Yes. I ditched the gear except for the...

Yes and Yes. I ditched the gear except for the tools in the box. I should've removed the windscreen too.

I couldn't get the bike to plain and didn't have the guts to get the speed any higher. It...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
That was just a generality of this strange new...

That was just a generality of this strange new world.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Early Man Site

Rode the XR to Barstow last night with all my camping gear and partied in the desert. Man even with the 606s, these things handle like CRAP in the sand - TERRIFYING! Dirt their great.

RZ Rob
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Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
I questioned the same thing. Your FMF is bolted...

I questioned the same thing. Your FMF is bolted to the wrong hole on the frame and will likely collapse the can. At the very least it's stressing it and the connection at the headpipe/muffler.

As...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
DON'T push case closer NO, NO, NO. Don't encroach...

DON'T push case closer NO, NO, NO. Don't encroach the seating area. FWIW stock pipe and battery box are a structural member. Removing them (i.e. FMF etc.) leaves subframe vulnerable. We all put a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
I bought that handy No Pinch tire tool which is...

I bought that handy No Pinch tire tool which is simply "ingenious." Only other advice is have a little air in the tube when you start the mounting process and DON'T PINCH THE TUBE!

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Tough guy.:D RZ Rob

Tough guy.:D

RZ Rob
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,811
Views: 2,189,462
Posted By RZRob
I'm There

Looking forward to meeting you in Long Beach.

RZ Rob.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
And that's with the license plate. RZ Rob

And that's with the license plate.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
I drank as many as I could find last weekend, but...

I drank as many as I could find last weekend, but I'm sure some got away. :freaky

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Yes, I thought it was the 6mm front right super...

Yes, I thought it was the 6mm front right super long one. Upon closer inspection, I see it's an 8mm one, but can't understand why it broke.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Bummer. I'm close. 91 & weir. Could've shared a...

Bummer. I'm close. 91 & weir. Could've shared a beer

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Thanks Steve and Walter. I guess I'll need to go...

Thanks Steve and Walter. I guess I'll need to go goof off today. Motor building is on hold.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Have you ever had an issue with the old style? My...

Have you ever had an issue with the old style? My local dealer doesn't have it (they usually stock a lot) and I'm trying to decide if it's an issue.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
I've got them on mine. I used a little dowel...

I've got them on mine. I used a little dowel (spacers) to get them flat and they fit great. Didn't mod the guard at all. I've had them on for a couple years. Work great.

RZ Rob
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,589
Posted By RZRob
Sounds like a challenge. RZ Rob

Sounds like a challenge.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Thank you sir. Looks like I need to go shopping. ...

Thank you sir. Looks like I need to go shopping.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Talk to me about this - please. I didn't run...

Talk to me about this - please. I didn't run across it in your thread. This isn't one of those where you need to read every post before starting is it? :deal

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Bitchen pictures Beechum. Made me want to be...

Bitchen pictures Beechum. Made me want to be there. Have been on a few of those including Naciemiento Rd.

H9669, nice pic too. Make sure you don't get fooled by the XRL's DeCompressor when trying...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
I love these big bikes. I remember seeing the...

I love these big bikes. I remember seeing the squadron of Africa Twins taking off Christmas morning through the streets of Paris when I went in the 80s. Amazing stuff. This was a poster from a French...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Never underestimate the GS. They make the XR look...

Never underestimate the GS. They make the XR look like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, but they carry their weight low and as a result prove to be quite competent when the going gets rough. My...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
Do it Yourself

So I made this tool to facilitate valve servicing. With a giant C clamp and this doohickey, you can install and remove the keepers.

RZ Rob...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 81,884
Views: 9,178,133
Posted By RZRob
I found the gasket scraping to be a royal PITA....

I found the gasket scraping to be a royal PITA. Three beers. :1drink:1drink:1drinkOf course I'm drinking Corona Lights these days so that's equal to one beer.

RZ Rob
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